An electrical short circuit sparked a house fire at Bailung Village under Nazira Revenue Circle in Sivasagar district on last night that left two females critically injured. According to locals, an electrical problem occurred while the family was watching television.
The women who were injured lived in the house and were taken to the hospital with injuries related to smoke inhalation. Sub-divisional officer Rajib Thapa immediately reached the spot and took required measures.
“I saw smoke on the side of the house, and they were shooting water up to the window,” a local resident said